Under the agreement signed between Cisco and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies AR, the pilot project “smart city” has been launched in Baku. The project is sponsored by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies AR. As part of this project, a new zone was defined in the Baku International Bus Station to implement the prototype “smart city” and demonstrate the value of IoT systems (Internet of Things). Eurodesign was selected as an integrator to support Cisco in this project. The project was created as a pilot project to present at the Baku Tel 2019 exhibition.
The project "smart city" includes Smart lightning, Smart parking, Environmental monitoring, Face Recognition, Plate Recognition, Public Wi-Fi, etc.
The goal of creating a “smart city” is to improve the quality of life with the help of urban informatics technology to increase service efficiency and meet the needs of residents. ICTs allow the city government to directly interact with communities and urban infrastructure, as well as monitor what is happening in the city, how the city is developing, and what methods can improve the quality of life. Using sensors integrated in real time, the accumulated data from urban residents and devices are processed and analyzed. The information collected is the key to solving inefficiencies.
Industries that improve “smart city” technology include government services, urban transport network management, energy efficiency, healthcare, water management, innovative agriculture and waste management, and environmental monitoring. Smart city technology examples and programs have been implemented in Milton Keynes, Southampton, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Stockholm, Moscow.